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Category Archives: Government Benefits
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for 2014. The big news is that thanks to what the administration says are the effects of its health reform efforts, the standard Medicare Part B … Continue reading
While reverse mortgages may look like no-lose propositions on the surface, they also have some significant downsides. First, the closing costs for these loans are about double those for conventional mortgages. For example, closing costs on a $110,000 reverse mortgage … Continue reading
Under our “system” of paying for long-term care, you may be able to qualify for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care, but in most states there’s little public assistance for home care. Most people want to stay at home … Continue reading
The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading
AARP, along with other groups representing seniors’ interests, has drawn a hard line in the sand when it comes to Medicare cuts being considered in this tough economic time. Their stance? Say “NO” to all Medicare and Medicaid cuts, as … Continue reading
If you participate in Medicare Part D prescription drug insurance, you may be wasting hundreds of dollars annually on your coverage needlessly. A new study has found that 22 percent of Medicare Part D beneficiaries could save at least $500 … Continue reading
A new fast letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs clarifies what qualifies as unreimbursed medical expenses (UMEs) that may be deducted from income for pension purposes. Continue reading
The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. However, a highly detailed, … Continue reading